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Old 10-11-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Oscar 70 gallon

I just got a steal on a 70 gallon tank! So I bought it! I've always wanted an oscar but I know they can be aggressive. So I was wondering what my options are for a 70 gallon with an oscar. How many more fish could I get. Also, what do oscars eat? I don't wanna feed them anything too complicated.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Oscars work best with other oscars of equal size. They will eat anything from fish food to skittles... but dont feed them that.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Well I was wanted more of a community tank, but if that's not possible I won't get an oscar. All is good
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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From what I have seen they will eat anything smaller then them and are territorial. Getting almost any equal sized fish may work.
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For a 70 gallon tank, I would suggest only one oscar.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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Either Texas, salvini, black belt or large pleco
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:14 AM   #7
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Stick to one Oscar in the 70.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #8
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Either Texas, salvini, black belt or large pleco
One of these plus a Astronotus ocellatus in a 70g tank? That's a recipe for disease, aggression, and ultimately dead fish. The ocellatus is pusing the water quality in a 70g tank alone not to mention to the additional bio-load and or aggression of one the mentioned cichlids( pleco as well).
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #9
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Just one oscar and thats it and thats also assuming you have enough filtration because they are dirty.
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